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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 90 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 90 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
What Would Cause The Rear End Of My 2003 Ford Focus Wagon To Sag?
I have replaced the springs & everything in the back end but it is still sagging so much that the tires are up in the wheel wells. It is driving me crazy trying to figure this out. I did not change ...
My Focus Zx5 Will Gear Down And The Tranny Serv. Light Comes On And Off. It...
Will A 2007 Ford Focus Engine Fit My 2003 Ford Focus ?
2003 Ford Fcous Turns On Then Shakes And Eventually Turns Off, Fell Like It...
I changed all 3 motor mounts and when I started it the engine starting shaking rough and then turn off. I checked to make sure the hoses behind the engine were all attached and they were.
I Have A 03 Focus 5 Speed That At Times Tends To Buck When I Let Off The Ga...
when driving my 03 focus 5 speed 'when I let off the gas she will buck at times when I accelerate she pulls right out of it and it doesn't happen all the time other wise a great runner. tom.